Wates matures its senior living expertise with Signature appointment | Wates

Wates Construction has been awarded a £19.2m contract to build a new development on behalf of Signature Senior Lifestyle, marking the growth of the leading contractors work on behalf of the Buckinghamshire-based care home developer.

The new Bushey development will include 95 care home units, comprising 38 studio apartments, 40 one-bedroom apartments, 12 specialist dementia studios, five deluxe one-bedroom apartments and adjoining communal amenities.

The project is the second senior living development Wates will deliver on Signatures behalf in Hertfordshire following the contractors completion of the luxury Bentley House in Hertford in 2015.

Current projects also include Signatures £15.8m Sunninghill 96-bedroom development in Berkshire and the £18.1m four-storey 92-bedroom care home in Camberley, both of which are due for completion this year.

Designed by PRP Architects, the new development in Bushey is now under construction and is due to be handed over by Wates in summer 2018.

Ian Vickers, Managing Director of Wates Construction Home Counties, commented:

“There is a great deal of understanding and expertise that must be applied to projects within the senior living sector due to the varied needs of residents. Our growing relationship with Signature Senior Lifestyle is recognition of Wates ability to put these needs at the heart of a project, doing so while giving our client the high standards of quality upon which their, and our, reputation is built.”

Tom Ball, Group Finance Director for Signature Senior Lifestyle, commented:

We very much want our new Bushey home to be at the heart of the community, giving the highest standard of care to the individual in a stunning environment. We pride ourselves on always seeking to delivery the highest quality in terms of both the Care & Nursing environment as well as the services delivered. Partnering with Wates gives us confidence they too will seek to match our very high standards and expectations.

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